The Sansthan was
established in 15th October, 1970 as an autonomous organisation registered under
the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (Act XXI of 1860) for the development
and promotion of Sanskrit all over the country. It is fully funded by Government
of India. It functions as an apex body for propagation and development
of Sanskrit and assists the Ministry of Human Resource Development in formulating
and implementing various plans and schemes for the development of Sanskrit
studies. It has assumed the role of a nodal body for the effective implementation
of various recommendations made by the Sanskrit Commission set up by the
Government of India, Ministry of Education in 1956 to consider the propagation
and development of Sanskrit language and education in all its aspects.
Sanskrit has played a vital role in the development
of all Indian languages and in the preservation of the cultural heritage
of India. No Indian language can flourish without the help of Sanskrit.
Sanskrit also provides the theoretical foundation of ancient sciences.
Hence, it becomes essential to preserve and propagate Sanskrit for all-round
development of India. Fully conscious of this responsibility, the Govt.
of India, in pursuance of the recommendations of the Sanskrit Commission
(1956-57) constituted a Central Sanskrit Board, which recommended the establishment
of a Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan. Accordingly, the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan
was established in October 1970 as an autonomous organisation registered
under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 for the development, preservation
and promotion of Sanskrit learning all over the country and abroad. The
Sansthan is fully financed by the Government of India and works as a vital
agency of the Central Government.
Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan
has now been declared as
on the recommendation of Universtiy Grants Commission by the Ministry of Human
Resource Development, Department of Higher & Secondary Education, Shastri
vide their notification No. 9-28/2000-U.3 dated
7th May, 2002
. The University Grants Commission
has also notified the above declaration vide their notification No. F.6-31/2001
(CP-I) dated 13.6.2002.
As per the Memorandum of Association,
the major objectives of the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan are to propagate,
develop and encourage Sanskrit learning and research. This also serves
as central, administrative and coordinating machinery for the management
of all Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeethas. The Government of India has formulated
various schemes and programmes for the development of Sanskrit education
and is implementing these through Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan and other
For fulfillment of its objectives and
execution of the schemes/programmes of the Government, the Sansthan undertakes
the following activities :
Establishment of Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeethas in different
Conducting the teaching of Sanskrit on traditional lines at secondary,
under-graduate, graduate, post-graduate
and doctorate level.
Imparting Sanskrit teacher's training at graduate level i.e.
Coordination of research works in various disciplines of Sanskrit learning.
Implementation of the schemes of the Ministry of HRD for promotion
Establishing Sanskrit libraries, manuscripts collection centers
as well as publishing the rare manuscripts and
books of importance.
Running Correspondence Courses for learning Sanskrit.
The Sansthan has entered into its new
building on the auspicious occasion of the Sanskrit Day on 28th August
1996. This building is equipped with more facilities like Library, Computer
Center, Modern Conference Room, Committee Room, Guest Room, Sales Center,
Canteen etc. With the added facilities and support from the Ministry of
Human Resource Development, Government of India, the Sansthan expects to
serve the cause of Sanskrit during the coming years in a more effective
way by bringing out the wealth of knowledge contained in Sanskrit Literature for the welfare of human beings and coordinating the Sanskrit studies and researches being undertaken by various institutions in the different parts of the world.
Prof. Ram Karan Sharma was the founder Director
of the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan & now Prof. Vempaty Kutumba Sastry is the
Vice Chancellor of the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (
) from May, 2003.
The other Directors of the Sansthan were
Shri. P.C. Sharma, Shri S.K. Chaturvedi, Shri K.K. Sethi, Shri K.K.
Khuller, Dr. Mandan Mishra, Shri Priyadarshi Thakur, Dr. K.K. Mishra & Prof.
|NAME OF THE DIRECTORS
|Prof. R.K. Sharma
|Sh. P.C. Sharma
|Sh. S. K. Chaturvedi IAS
|Sh. K. K. Sethi IAS
|Sh. K. K. Khullar
|Dr. R.K. Sharma
|Dr. Mandan Mishra
|Sh. P.K. Pawar IAS
|Dr. Madhusudan Mishra
|Shri P. Thakur IAS
|Dr. K. K. Mishra
|Prof. Vachaspati Upadhyaya
|Prof. V. Kutumba Sastry
OF THE PRESIDENTS
|Sh. Arjun Singh,
Minister for Human Resource Development
|Dr. Murli Manohar
Minister for Human Resource Development
OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR
|Prof. V. Kutumba